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Three Notrump Challenge


Fill in the missing North-South bids and answer each question.

1. 3 NT South

S J
H 9 5 4
D A K 2
C A 10 9 8 4 3
Lead: H 7TableEast plays H 10
S A 9 8 2
H A 8 3
D Q 5 4 3
C K 2
E-W Vul

West



Pass

All Pass
North

_____

_____
East

1 H

Pass
South

_____

_____

How many top tricks do you have? _____

How many hearts does West probably have? _____

On which round will you win your H A? _____

Which player do you wish to keep off lead? _____

From which suit do you plan to gain extra tricks? _____

Do you wish to play this suit first from your Hand or the Dummy? _____

After taking the H A, what card will you win next? _____

Which card will you lead next? _____

Assuming next hand plays low, what do you play? _____

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S K Q 4 3
H 5 3
D A J 10 4
C 8 7 2
Lead: S 10Table
S A J 5
H K Q 6 4
D 9 8 5 2
C A Q
Both Vul

West



Pass

Pass
North



_____

_____
East



Pass

All Pass
South

_____

_____

How many top tricks do you have? _____

Does the lead show Length, Shortness, or Unknown? _____

How many extra tricks do you hope for in diamonds? _____

Which suit will provide the other trick(s) you need? _____

Which suit are you most worried about? _____

Which player do you wish to keep off lead? _____

Of the suits you will lead, which is more likely to lose to the dangerous hand? _____

In which hand do you win the opening lead? _____

Which card do you lead next? _____

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S 6 5
H K 10 6 5
D A 4
C K 8 6 3 2
Lead: D KTable
S K 10 7 2
H A Q J
D J 7 3
C A 7 5
None Vul

West



2 D

Pass
North



_____

_____
East



Pass

All Pass
South

_____

_____

How many top tricks do you have? _____

On which round will you win the D A? _____

Which player do you wish to keep off lead? _____

From which suit do you plan to gain extra tricks? _____

Do you wish to play this suit first from your Hand or the Dummy? _____

Which club will you lead first? _____

Next hand plays the C 9. Which club do you play? _____

Fourth hand plays the C 4. What do you lead next? _____

Next hand plays the C 10. Which club do you play? _____

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Answers

1.1 CDbl
2 C3 NT
7
2
2nd
East
C 
D
D A
C 10
C 2

2.1 NT
2 C2 H
3 NT
6
U
2
H 
C 
East
D 
North
H 3

3.1 NT
3 D3 S
3 NT
7
1st
East
C 
H
C 5
C K
C 2
C 7

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